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Calatafimi Segesta

An Elymian centre with Hellenistic overtones, Segesta’s origins date back to Acestes, son of the Trojan nymph Egesta who welcomed Aenea during his wanderings. The majestic Doric temple of the V century B.C, which is still complete, is of great interest. On the summit of the mountain is the Greek amphitheatre which, in summer is animated with important events, and from which one can enjoy a suggestive view over the surrounding valleys. In the archaeological park, there is also the large Sanctuary of Mango district from the VI-V century B.C., a castle, a medieval church and the ruins of an ancient Mosque. Near Segesta is the medieval town of Calatafimi, with the Eufemeo Castle and the rich churches, which is characterised by alleyways and roads of clear Islamic origins. It is on the high ground of Punta di Romano facing it that the harsh battle of Garbidaldi’s Thousand was fought.

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The beauties di (en)Calatafimi Segesta

Madonna del Giubino procession Calatafimi Segesta
FESTEGGIAMENTI DI MARIA SS. DEL GIUBINO
The veneration for the Madonna del Giubino, is very important and a marble icon of the Madonna...
Etno-anthropological Museum Calatafimi Segesta
MUSEO ETNOANTROPOLOGICO COMUNALE
Museum holds ancient mementoes of the population and documents its predominantly farming...
Calatafimi Segesta
CHIESA MADRE
Dedicated to Pope San Silvestro, it has ancient Swabian origins.  In 1547 it was judged...
Cavallotti Theatre Calatafimi Segesta
TEATRO CAVALLOTTI
The theatre was founded in 1881 on the initiative of the eminent town citizen Sir Nicolò...
Calatafimi Segesta
TEMPIO DORICO
The temple (V century B.C), which is still standing is an austere example of Peripteral...
Carmine Church Calatafimi Segesta
CHIESA DEL CARMINE
Founded in Norman times, it was later connected to the Carmelite monastery, founded in 1430. on...
Battle of Calatafimi Calatafimi Segesta
BATTAGLIA DI CALATAFIMI
Archaeological area of Segesta Calatafimi Segesta
PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO
Segesta, proudly guards the remains of the Elymian city, of an extraordinary Doric temple, a...

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